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Leland J. Frankman - Minneapolis, MN

900 IDS Center80 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 05/17/2018

Minneapolis Eminent Domain/Condemnation Lawyer

Overview

Leland J. Frankman began his career in eminent domain/condemnation law in 1966 as a Minnesota assistant attorney general, representing the Minnesota Highway Department, now known as MNDOT. He appeared before many condemnation commissions, district court juries, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Since 1970 he has represented landowners throughout Minnesota in eminent domain cases when their property has been damaged, destroyed or taken...

Leland J. Frankman began his career in eminent domain/condemnation law in 1966 as a Minnesota assistant attorney general, representing the Minnesota Highway Department, now known as MNDOT. He appeared before many condemnation commissions, district court juries, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Since 1970 he has represented landowners throughout Minnesota in eminent domain cases when their property has been damaged, destroyed or taken. He was joined by his son, Harry Andrew Frankman, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, in practice. Harry is also admitted to practice in Florida. The Frankmans have also practiced in the area of real estate tax reductions in the Minnesota Tax Court. Recently, Leland J. Frankman has been selected as a mediator in disputes involving MNDOT and various landowners. Leland J. Frankman has authored a number of articles in the area of eminent domain and has taught other attorneys and appraisers in the area of eminent domain for over 40 years by chairing and participating in numerous eminent domain continuing legal education courses for these professionals.

Leland J. Frankman has obtained awards in cases against Minnesota condemning authoritiesin excess of $5 million dollars, and has litigated and settled numerous cases that resulted in recoveries for clients in the millions of dollars. In addition to the litigation against government condemning authorities, his firm currently is involved in the disputes with the CapX2020 power line cases.

About Leland J. Frankman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation 90%
  • Real Estate Tax Protests 10%

Litigation

  • 100%

Representative Clients

  • Opus Northwest, LLC
  • Waseca Lakeside Golf Course, Waseca, Minnesota
  • Many homeowners, farms, churches, businesses, etc.
  • Morrie's Automotive, Inc. (Morrie Wagener)
  • Lowell Zitzloff, LNR Properties
  • Robert Williams, Bobby and Steve's Auto World

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1966
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1969
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1969

Other Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Eminent Domain Committee, 1996 - Present (President)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association & Hennepin County Bar Association, 1966 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute, 2008 - Present (President and/or Board Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Chairman, Seminar on Eminent Domain, MILE, 1979 - 1996
  • Chairman, Eminent Domain Seminar , Hamline University
  • Chairman-Legal Update on Eminent Domain , National Business Institute, 2006 - Present
  • Chairman- Minnesota Takes Aim at Eminent Domain, Minnesota CLE, 2007 - Present
  • Chairman, Seminar on Eminent Domain, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Chairman of Eminent Domain Section, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Chairman attorneys' committee/District Judges revising Jury Instruction Guide (JIGS), 2000

Past Positions

  • Minnesota Attorney General, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1966 - 1970
  • Louis J. Moriarty Law Office, Associate Attorney, 1970 - 1977

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1966
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1963
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Delta Theta Phi

References

References

  • Maurice Wagener, Morries Imports
  • Jacob Trimble, U.S. Bank
  • Lowell Zitzloff, LNR Properties
  • Robert Williams, Bobby and Steve's Auto World
  • Opus Northwest, LLC (General Counsel)

Articles

Published Works

  • Eminent Domain - Proposals for Major Change, Hennepin County Lawyer, December, 1976
  • Eminent Domain in Minnesota, Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, July/Aug., 1982
  • Eminent Domain: The Legislature and Supreme Court Make Some Changes, Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, Jan/Feb., 1985
  • Eminent Domain, The Woodbridge Case: Is It The End or the Beginning, Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, May/June, 1993
  • Attorney's Fees and other reimbursable costs, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Reimbursement of Clients Fees, 2007
  • Temp.const.easments,const. related interference, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Valuation Issues, 2005
  • Eminent Domain & the Minnesota Legislature Hennepin Lawyer, Nov./Dec., 2004

Office Information

Address

900 IDS Center80 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Fax

  • 612-437-4972

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Leland J. Frankman

Included on the 2020 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2000 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1999 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1998 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1997 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Leland J. Frankman on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Citation, Hamline University Law School, Teaching Eminent Domain
  • Certificate of Appreciation, University of Minnesota, Teaching Real Estate
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Teaching Eminent Domain
  • Named by peers as a Super Lawyer in area of Eminent Domain , see Mpls./St Paul Magazine, 1999 - 2012

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